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Rep. Apologizes For Controversial NBA Tweet

The Minnesota legislator whose tweet about the NBA aroused cries of racism is apologizing Monday. Rep. Pat Garofalo, a fifth-term Republican from Farmington, has faced an avalanche of criticism for suggesting this weekend that pro basketball players had criminal tendencies.

03/10/2014

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Minn. Rep. Gets Nat’l Attention After Controversial NBA Tweet

A Minnesota lawmaker is getting national attention for a tweet posted on his Twitter page Sunday – and some are calling it racist.

03/09/2014

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Tiedeman, Minn. GOP Veteran, Elected To RNC Post

Minnesota’s newest representative on the Republican National Committee is longtime activist Chris Tiedeman. He was chosen Saturday at the state GOP’s central committee meeting to one of the state’s three slots on the national Republican Party governing panel.

10/26/2013

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Minn. Dem Walz Declares Opposition To Syria Strike

Democratic Rep. Tim Walz says he’s opposed to current proposals for U.S. military strikes in Syria.

09/09/2013

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Bachmann Says ‘Political Motivations’ Behind Ethics Investigation

Minnesota’s Rep. Michele Bachmann said Tuesday she’s confident she will be cleared in an ethics investigation into her 2012 presidential campaign.

04/09/2013

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Kline Doesn’t Rule Out 2014 Minn. Senate Race

Minnesota Rep. John Kline isn’t ruling out a run for U.S. Senate next year but says his decision won’t come until this summer.

02/18/2013

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Nolan Tops Cravaack, Shares His Plan For Future

Democrat Rick Nolan began preparing Wednesday for a return to Congress after 32 years away, while Rep. Michele Bachmann, who barely survived her toughest race yet, said she’s ready to get back to work.

11/07/2012

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GOP Staffer Loses Job Over Twitter Rant Vs. Gay Marriage Amendment

With four days until Election Day, tension is high across Minnesota, especially when it comes to support for the controversial marriage amendment.

11/02/2012

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Congressman Paulsen Hopes To Stop Medical Tech Tax

Minnesota Republican Representative Erik Paulsen is pleased that the U.S. House of Representatives passed his bill, but says there is more work to be done.

06/10/2012

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Rep. Rukavina Reflects On 26 Years In Minn. House

Rep. Tom Rukavina has been a member of the Minnesota House of Representatives, serving 13 terms since 1986. Now, he is retiring to spend more time with his granddaughter.

05/13/2012

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Reality Check: Rep. Michele Bachmann’s Gas Claims

United State Rep. Michelle Bachmann has hit the campaign trail, campaigning for re-election to her 6th District Congressional seat. On Tuesday, she invited reporters to watch her pump gas at a suburban Twin Cities convenience store, and blamed President Obama for near-record high gas prices.

04/10/2012

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What Does The Future Hold For Bachmann?

Now that Rep. Michele Bachmann is out of the Presidential race, it’s not really certain if she will decide to run for re-election in the 6th Congressional District or run for another office.

01/04/2012

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Is Cain’s Suspended Campaign Good For Bachmann?

The announcement that Herman Cain is suspending his 2012 presidential campaign may be good news for Michele Bachmann.

12/03/2011

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Bachmann, From Waterloo To White House Contender

The cornfields edging two-lane Iowa Highway 9 fade to a sunbaked blur as Rep. Michele Bachmann’s blue-and-white campaign coach rolls on, bound for a “town hall” meeting with voters in the basement of a public library 25 minutes down the road.

12/03/2011

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Rep. Kriesel Looks Back At 5 Years Since Run-In With IED

Friday will mark five years since a Minnesota lawmaker nearly died while serving his country in Iraq.

11/29/2011

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Congressman Ellison Talks Food Stamp Challenge

It’s a sign of the times. A record 43 million Americans are on food stamps. About 9 percent of Minnesotans — nearly half a million people — depend on food stamps. This week in Washington, D.C., Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison has been eating on a food stamp budget of $4.50 a day.

11/02/2011

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Bachmann Campaign Chief, Deputy Leave Top Roles

Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann lost her campaign chief Monday, along with his close deputy, in a campaign shake-up that the Minnesota congresswoman’s aides sought to downplay.

09/05/2011

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Bachmann Back In Minn., Speaks To American Legion

Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann compared herself Thursday to a female world leader with firm resolve — former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher — while trying to convince American veterans that she would make a strong commander in chief.

09/01/2011

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GOP’s Bachmann Touts Jobs Policy On Return To Iowa

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is proposing ways to create jobs on her first visit to the leadoff caucus state since winning the state GOP straw poll earlier this month.

08/31/2011

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Bachmann Says She’d Consider Minimum Wage Changes

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann said Friday she wouldn’t rule out changes to the federal minimum wage as a way to lower the cost of doing business and lure corporations back to the United States.

08/26/2011

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Cravaack Holds Hastily Called Duluth Town Hall

U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack has held a hastily called town-hall meeting at the Duluth International Airport.

08/24/2011

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Reality Check: Bachmann’s $2 Gas Claims

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann’s pledge to bring back $2 gas has the feel of a “chicken in every pot” political promise.

08/23/2011

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Constituents Challenge Cravaack On Jobs, Taxes

Job creation and taxes were on the minds of constituents attending a town hall meeting with Republican Rep. Chip Cravaack (krah-VAK’) in Minnesota’s 8th District.

08/10/2011

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Man Arrested In Attack At Iowa Congressman’s Farm

Police in Iowa have arrested one man and are seeking another suspected of being involved in a weekend home invasion at U.S. Rep. Leonard Boswell’s farm outside Lamoni.

07/19/2011

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More Hints Of Likely Bachmann Run For President

Rep. Michele Bachmann plans to participate in a presidential debate in New Hampshire this month, a move that further signals the Minnesota Republican expects to be a candidate for the 2012 nomination.

06/02/2011

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